Finding Inspiration

Sometimes, it’s not very easy to remain inspired. We hit blocks at one point or another whether that be creatively or in other aspects of our life. Here are some of the ways I remain creatively inspired.

  1. Music. I don’t think anything inspires me quite like music does. The majority of my videos (the more cinematic ones)  are inspired by music. Sometimes it doesn’t even have to have lyrics, I will listen to a song and create a video out of it, most of the time I have the song I am going to use in a video before I even planned on filming that particular video.
  2. Videos, movies, shows, documentaries. The reason I started creating videos in the first place is because of the way they can make you feel something. They can move you in a way that pictures cannot. I can take a piece of my mind, translate it into a video and literally show it to you.. it lets me let you inside of my head, in a sense. Sometimes when I hit creative blocks I watch cinematic videos or documentaries. I will also watch a movie, even if I’ve seen it a million times, I will watch It again if I know it inspires me. Shows are also great, I’m currently watching Mr. Robot and love the way they shoot their scenes. Documentaries related to relevant topics also really help get my creative juices flowing.
  3. Magazines. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and digital inspiration but there is nothing like holding something in your hands and feeling the pages. I absolutely love to collect beautiful magazines and I often flip through them, even years after purchasing them, for inspiration.
  4. Pinterest. This is a no-brainer. If you don’t own a Pinterest please open up a new tab or window and quickly make yourself one because this is seriously one of the best sources of inspiration for pretty much anything you need.
  5. Tumblr. Will forever hold a place in my heart. I’ve had it for about 9 years and I still use it very regularly. I honestly like the content on there more than Pinterest sometimes.
  6. Walking outside. I don’t do this as often as I would like but sometimes removing myself from anything digital for a little while actually helps me. I will look at a flower, a tree, I will look up, smell something… anything and it will actually help inspire me.
  7. Open a sketch book or a bullet journal. I draw a lot whenever I feel both inspired and uninspired. Sometimes when you keep a sketch book or a bullet journal all you have to do is flip back a couple of pages and look back at something you wrote or drew a couple of months ago when you were inspired and that, in itself, helps a ton.
  8. Quotes. I’ve always loved quotes, a lot of the time I find great ones on Pinterest but when I’m looking for something in particular I love Goodreads and Brainy Quote.
  9. Instagram. You were probably wondering when I was going to mention IG since I practically live on that damn app but yes, even though I don’t really get the majority of my inspiration from there, there are seriously some very talented people on Instagram. Take time to follow some accounts that you really enjoy that post regularly, there is nothing wrong with gaining inspiration from other content creators, so long as you stay true to your own style, and don’t blatantly copy anyone.
  10. Create an environment that inspires you. Whether it be your home,  your room or your apartment, make sure that you wake up everyday and truly love your space. This is the place you are going to spend most of your time in, make sure you create a space that you love and inspires you. Not only will this help you creatively but it will help you mentally, physically & emotionally. Part of the reason I love interior design so much is not just because of aesthetic… it is because of the way it can literally alter the way you feel, your productivity, your mood, pretty much everything. Our spaces dictate so many aspects of our lives, you want to make sure you are happy in it.

 

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4 Comments

  1. August 11, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Tumblr will always and forever be my favorite social media platform. Always!

    Xx

    • gemary
      August 11, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      I love it so much!! 🙂

  2. August 11, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Girl! Tumblr is just incredible! It’s like going down a rabbit hole to Narnia 😝❤️ I always get the best inspo from there! I love Instagram, but I think everything is a bit too perfect sometimes, tumblr is very raw and people have so much expression in the things they create! In saying that, I love Instagram and Pinterest!

    • gemary
      August 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      lol seriously! It will forever be one of my faves ☺️❤️

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